Chilli Cheese Burger with Sunny Side Up Recipe

I love cooking but I love adapting recipes more than anything else. Today I made chilli burgers for dinner and would like to share with you my recipe.

Chilli Cheese Burger with Sunny Side Up

Ingredients for 2-4 people

  1. 250g of minced beef
  2. 3 teaspoons of paprika
  3. 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  4. 1 small bread roll
  5. 1 large egg for mixture
  6. 1 red chilli, sliced
  7. 2-4 slices of Gouda cheese (you can use whatever cheese you fancy, really)
  8. Half an onion, diced
  9. 2-4 eggs for sunny side up (optional)


  1. Soak a small bread roll in room temperature water for 10 mins. After soaking, remove as much water as you can and set it aside.
  2. Heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in frying pan and cook diced onions till transparent.
  3. Mix the paprika, black pepper, bread roll, egg, minced beef, red chilli and cooked onions in a large mixing bowl. Make sure that the onions have cooled before mixing them together!
  4. Divide the mixture into 4 balls and flatten them into burger patties.
  5. Heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in frying pan and slowly place patties in it.
  6. Cook patties for approximately 10-12 minutes, flipping them over when necessary.
  7. Place the cheese slices on top of the patties in the frying pan to melt them slightly.
  8. Serve them with burger buns if you like, but I used muffins this time round.
  9. Fry some sunny side up eggs if you like.

Tadah! Homemade Chilli Cheese Burger with Sunny Side Up!!!

We didn’t really plan to make this today so I came up with this random recipe based on what I have in the fridge. To make sure you have your five a day, you might want to add some salad to the side but that is of course entirely up to you. Alternatively you might want to serve it with some homemade chips (I promise I’ll blog about it when I stop burning them in the oven!).

Here are shots of us with the burgers.

I don’t use any salt in my cooking as I prefer using herbs and spices. Plus I reckon it is also a lot healthier since food we eat in restaurants usually have tonnes of salt in them. Perhaps I’m already used to the taste of salt-less food so I usually complain about food elsewhere being too salty. But then again, do not hesitate to add salt to this recipe if you fancy it! 🙂

If you do try this recipe or adapt it, do let me know how it goes and what you’ve changed to make it better! I would love to know how to make burgers more delicious!


15 thoughts on “Chilli Cheese Burger with Sunny Side Up Recipe

        1. Unfortunately, not YET. Will have pick it up at some point. It’s a bit of a luxury living in Frankfurt where a lot of people do speak English so I get by easily. But I would love to learn to speak it so I can immerse myself more!

          1. I’m trying to learn Dutch. It’s stressing me out. You’re fortunate you don’t have to learn a foreign language to live there! Do you work there?

          2. Oh sorry! I mistaken u for my friend Ashley in Singapore that’s why I called you Qianz earlier on. Dutch must be difficult! But I’m sure you’ll manage it. It’s always difficult when you’re first starting out to learn it. Why are you learning Dutch? Is it for work or leisure?

          3. Haha. No problem. I came across your blog via expat blog site. I need to learn because I’m marrying a Dutch and Holland requires Singaporeans to take Dutch exams if we want to stay long term. Boo…

          4. Wow! But I reckon if you’re moving to Holland then it will be beneficial for you to learn the language. My husband’s British so I didn’t need to take any English tests in the UK when I was living there. I’m not sure if Germany imposes such a requirement for spouses of German citizens though. Do your best! Are you living in Singapore or have you moved to Holland?

          5. I believe none of the countries in Europe require the spouses to take language exams except NL. Haha. I’ve been travelling to and fro as I’m only allowed to stay 3 months out of every 6 months. You managed to find a job over there?

          6. In the UK there is an English proficiency test for non-English speakers. It’s to make sure people living in the Uk knows basic English to survive. We’ve just moved to Frankfurt a month ago so I haven’t got a job but I really should be looking out for one soon! I don’t speak Germany so I can’t do a lot so I’ll have to look out for companies that operate entirely in English or Japanese!

          7. But almost all Dutch speak very good English. They study in schools. I just find it silly to not let the spouses stay even after marriage. Sigh… Really tiring to keep travelling. Hope you get a job soon. Good to take a long break now 🙂

  1. Rachel Dong

    Mrs. campbell, I’ve got a question! Why did you Soak a small bread roll in room temperature water for 10 mins? Is it common to mix soaked bread roll into stuffing of burger?

    1. Xiao dong, I find it more common in continental European recipes but I might be wrong. I’ve made meatballs in the past without the bread roll and I find that they tend to be quite dry and they don’t hold their shapes as well. Then a few years back I learnt from a German cookbook to use a soaked bread roll and I prefer the texture of the meat. It is more juicy! A small plain white bread roll will be fine. Once it’s all mixed up you can’t see the bread. It took a bit of getting used to. At first, I was like ‘BREAD IN WATER??!!!!’.

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